The Play List: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects

The Play List: Cleopatra and the Society of Architects 11 JANUARY, 2018 BY Pete Butler-Davis Cleopatra and the Society of Architects by Bruno Cathala and Ludovic Maublanc  3-5 players, 1 hour Some days I really wish I knew what the hell I was talking about. Here in The Play List, my goal is to...

The Play List: Akrotiri

The Play List: Akrotiri 9 DECEMBER, 2017 BY Pete Butler-Davis Akrotiri by Jay Cormier and Sen-Foong Leng  2 players, 45 minutes Every once in a while, a game will show you what all the other games like it got wrong. Akrotiri taught me that most tile-laying games have the same problem: they end...

The Play List: Lascaux

The Play List: Lascaux 9 DECEMBER, 2017 BY Pete Butler-Davis Lascaux by Dominique Ehrhard and Michel Lalot  3-5 players, half an hour or so Some game themes are boring from the moment of their conception. Others seem to work perversely hard to achieve boringness. “Lascaux: Exploring Ancestral Art”...

Welcome to the New Game Box Monthly!

Welcome to the New Game Box Monthly! 31 OCTOBER 2017 BY Brian Finifter When I started Game Box Monthly, I did not have the money to build a website from scratch or to hire someone to do it for me. Or even enough money to buy the plugins it would take to make an existing e-commerce platform (like...

Introducing Play It Forward!

Introducing Play It Forward 29 OCTOBER 2017 BY Brian Finifter Hi everyone! I’d like to introduce you to a new program that I’m really excited about. We are launching our “Play It Forward” program - a way for your games to find a worthy second life in the hands of those that could really use them:...

The Play List: Avalon Hill’s Civilization

The Play List: Avalon Hill's Civilization 26 OCTOBER, 2017 BY Pete Butler-Davis Civilization/Advanced Civilization by Francis Tresha  2-7/2-8 players, 5-12 hours or whenever your stamina gives out and just say “Hell with it” and tally up victory points and call it a night Other people’s nostalgia...

The Play List: The Speicherstadt

The Play List: The Speicherstadt 19 OCTOBER, 2017 BY Pete Butler-Davis The Speicherstadt by Stefan Feld  2-5 players, 45 minutes One of the bittersweet pleasures of loving something that ultimately fell short of the success it clearly deserved is that you at least get to have interesting...

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